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Morgan Lewis is dedicated to serving the needs of the solar industry. Utilities, project developers, equipment manufacturers, investors, commercial users, clean technology start-ups, and entrepreneurs benefit from our integrated transactional financing and regulatory energy capabilities and our extensive industry knowledge.
Our clients look to us for comprehensive assistance in seizing new opportunities and understanding federal and state regulatory developments. Our cross-disciplinary team of lawyers provides a national resource to both emerging and mature solar energy companies.
We understand the solar energy industry on a technical, commercial, and business level, and how expanding markets for solar energy are creating new opportunities. We provide the following legal services for solar industry:
- Project development and finance
- Solar power purchase agreements and solar credit procurement
- Venture capital investment
- Equipment sale and lease agreements
- Permitting and environmental compliance
- Tax strategies
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Real estate counseling
- Intellectual property protection and licensing
- EPC and O&M contracts
Services for Solar Energy Project Development
We provide strategic counseling to solar energy project developers, assisting clients in the full range of project development, finance, and regulatory issues. We advise clients on power purchase agreements, equipment purchase and sale agreements, and all phases of debt and equity financing, tax structuring, sale-leaseback transactions, and joint ventures.
Services for Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers
As counsel to solar equipment manufacturers (including concentrated photovoltaic and thin-film), we have advised on designing solar equipment supply agreements and warranty programs for utility-scale and rooftop projects.
Services for Utilities
As counsel to utilities around the country, we have advised several leading utilities on their first procurements of solar energy and solar energy credits. We provide counsel on many issues of first impression under renewable portfolio solar "set asides" and new rules relating to transmission, public lands, tax benefits, and stimulus funding. We regularly develop and advise on model utility power purchase agreements and other contracts for market-leading transactions in solar energy markets.